The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Program & Course Restrictions

Course Credit

If you plan to use your university credit for special purposes (e.g., to qualify for the DAP diploma or the University Scholars scholarship), it is your responsibility to confirm that you are enrolled in the correct courses and the required number of hours. If you plan to take Advanced Placement exams or community college courses, you should consider the credits you may potentially receive to avoid duplicating courses.

Credit hours taken at UTRGV will transfer to all other public institutions of higher learning in Texas; however, you should determine if they will help you fulfill the requirements for your particular degree plan. For private and out-of-state public colleges and universities, we recommend that you ascertain how the credit will transfer prior to enrolling at UTRGV.

Program & Course Restrictions

As a Concurrent Enrollment student:
  • You are restricted from taking developmental courses
  • You are restricted from taking kinesiology, health, and honors courses
  • You are limited to taking no more than two (2) courses (8 hours max) per semester
  • You are restricted from taking any “Upper Level” courses (3000/4000)
  • You cannot enroll for a “Mini-term” course (s)
  • If you enroll for any of the courses listed above you will be dropped from your course(s)
  • CE students can only enroll in Core Curriculum courses (some require pre-requisites)
  • Students must earn grades of C or better in each class to continue in the Program. Grades less than a C will be considered a “Grade Violation”, and you will have one chance to submit an appeal to try and be reinstated. The appeal consists of a personal statement explaining what led to the bad grade and what you will do to correct it, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.

Dropping Courses 

Careful consideration must be given before making the decision to drop a course. Make sure you discuss it with your Counselor and Parent before dropping any courses. If you do make the decision to drop a course here are the deadlines to follow:
  • Fall/Spring Semesters
    • Dropping by the 4th Class Day must be done using the ASSIST student registration system. No graded recorded.
    • Dropping by the 12th Class Day must be done using a Drop/Withdrawal Card through the Office of the Registrar. No grade recorded.
    • Dropping by Final Drop Deadline must be done using a Drop/Withdrawal Card through the Office of the Registrar. No grade recorded.
  • Summer Semesters
    • Dropping by 2nd Class Day must be done through ASSIST. No grade recorded.
    • Dropping by 4th Class Day must be done using a Drop/Withdrawal Card through the Office of the Registrar. No grade recorded.
    • Dropping by Final Drop Deadline must be done using a Drop/Withdrawal Card through the Office of the Registrar. No grade recorded.

NOTICE: The last day to drop without having no grade recorded is the Census Day for each semester: (4th Class Day for Summer semesters/12th Class Day for Fall & Spring semesters).

Tuition, Fees, and Payment

There are no tuition costs for DE courses; however, all other costs associated with enrollment (ex. books, supplies, etc.) are the student’s responsibility. Also, DE students do not incur Orientation or Late Payment fees.